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Irving, United States

Irving is a city near Dallas and Arlington, which offers a great cultural and family experience

Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

<p>Crispy Tacos</p>,Irving, United States

Crispy Tacos

Fried tortillas stuffed with meat, vegetables, and spices.

<p>Fajitas</p>,Irving, United States

Fajitas

Beef or chicken strips cooked with onion, pepper, and cheese, accompanied with flour tortillas.

<p>Frozen Margarita</p>,Irving, United States

Frozen Margarita

Cocktail prepared with tequila and blended fruit and served in a salt-rimmed glass.

Typical food of Irving, United States

The gastronomy of Irving is based on the Tex-Mex cuisine, fusing American dishes with Mexican culinary customs

Irving is a Texan city with a gastronomy based on Tex-Mex cuisine. The main ingredients are meat, beans, spices, and fried or baked tortillas. One of the most representative dishes of the gastronomy of Irving are the Crispy Tacos, consisting of a crispy or fried tortilla with the shape of a taco stuffed with beef, vegetables, and spices. Fajitas are another delicious dish that you can taste in Tex-Mex restaurants, and consist of strips of chicken or beef grilled with onions, peppers, and cheese, served with flour tortillas. Due to its livestock activity, Texan people use to cook cuts of meat with BBQ sauce over charcoal fire.

To accompany these dishes and cool off on hot days, there is nothing better than a Frozen Margarita, a cocktail made with tequila and fruits such as tamarind, mango, strawberry, or lemon, blended with ice and served in a salt-rimmed glass. You can also find restaurants with Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Oriental specialties.

Weather

Useful Tips

  • - In summer, it is necessary that you stay well hydrated and protect your skin with sunscreen

    - Winters tend to be cold, so you should bring winter clothing such as gloves, a scarf, a cap, and an overcoat

    - Long periods of exposure to the sun are not recommended

The weather in Irving, United States

Irving has a humid subtropical climate with rainy springs, hot summers, and cold winters

What to bring by season

Irving is a city with mild climate and an average annual temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). The rainy season generally matches with the spring, and May is the rainiest month of the year. Irving has over 200 sunny days. Highs exceed 35 °C (95 °F) in the summer season. If you visit this destination during the hot season, we suggest bringing fresh clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap or hat, and staying well hydrated. In the rainy season it is a good idea to pack a light jacket.

Winters in Irving tend to be very cold. The lowest temperature recorded in the city was -17 °C (1 °F). This doesn't mean that the whole winter season has these temperatures, but it may certainly have temperatures near or below 0 °C (32 °F). If you travel to Irving in the winter season, you should bring a warm overcoat, sweater, or jacket, as well as winter clothing including a hat, a scarf, and gloves.

Overview

About Irving, United States

The state of Texas houses the city of Irving, which is 17 kilometers (10.6 mi) to the west of Dallas. Until 2009, this city was home to the Dallas Cowboys. This destination receives business and leisure travelers with open arms, as it has hotels and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.

To start discovering Irving, visit Williams Square in Las Colinas, home to The Mustangs of Las Colinas, the world's largest equestrian bronze sculpture consisting on nine mustangs or wild horses running free on a pond. Museum of The Mustangs of Las Colinas is next to this work of art, displaying an exhibition of bronzes by the artist Robert Glen, creator of the equestrian sculpture. In this area you can also see Las Colinas Floral Clock. Check the calendar at Las Colinas Equestrian Center and attend one of the events.

Visit the Irving Arts Center, a place offering painting, theater, dance, and some shows and workshops for children. Irving's cultural offer is complemented by the National Scouting Museum, where you will learn about the history of this traditional movement with artifacts and uniforms that show the evolution of the scouts in the United States. An experience not to be missed is a gondola ride on the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn. Enjoy a tour and dinner with your family, friends, or couple.

Irving has several options for shopping. Irving Mall has over 130 stores with renowned brands and restaurants with various specialties. Golf is another activity popular in this destination. The city has five 18-hole golf courses and courses in the surroundings. Some of them include the LB Houston Municipal Golf Course, the Twin Wells Golf Course, and the Cottonwood Valley, located next to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

Families will spend unforgettable holidays at the Cimarron Family Waterpark or West Irving Aquatic Center, both with slides and water games that will cool you off. Due to its proximity to Dallas and Arlington, there are several tours and attractions to visit such as Six Flags® Over Texas, Six Flags® Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Dallas Zoo, and AT&T Stadium, current home to the Dallas Cowboys. Live a full Texan experience and enjoy the typical dishes of Irving. Do not leave without eating Tex-Mex tacos or sipping a delicious Frozen Margarita.

***The official currency of the United States is the US Dollar (USD).